Corn And Black Bean BBQ Pizza

Until recently, the idea of making my own pizza seemed scary and complex. That was, until I discovered Trader Joe’s ready to bake pizza dough. Less than $2 a package, this delicious crust is easy to work with and goes well with almost any topping. For a summery twist on this American staple food, I switched out the tomato sauce for BBQ, and topped it with fresh avocado slices. This is a simple recipe that will be sure to impress your guests!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package ready to bake pizza dough (we recommend Trader Joe’s Ready To Bake Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough)
  • 1/2 Can of whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 Can of black beans
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1-2 avocados (optional)

Directions:

¬†Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Liberally flour a countertop and roll the pizza dough out to about a 12″ diameter. If you don’t have a rolling pin, don’t fear! I used an empty wine bottle, and it worked perfectly.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased cookie sheet, and form it to the shape of the pan.

With a spoon, spread the BBQ sauce over the surface of the dough. Rinse and drain the beans and corn. Spread the beans, corn, onion, and cheese liberally on the pizza.

Place the pizza in the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes. The time varies on the thickness of the dough and the amount of toppings used. Remove from oven when dough and cheese is bubbly. Cool for about 5 minutes, top with avocado pieces, cut, and serve.

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